Last December, Chris Brown purchased his pet monkey Fiji - an exotic animal - and uploaded a video of the monkey being held by his three-year-old daughter. The video was quick to receive criticism. People were infuriated by the idea of owning a wild animal as a pet and issues such as illegal wildlife trade was raised.
Brown could now potentially be facing time behind bars after his latest purchase. Sources say that he never acquired a legal permit for his pet. Although he surrendered the animal, he could still be facing charges for owning "a restricted species without a permit" - a misdemeanour that could lead to six months in jail.
A search warrant has already been used to seize the monkey as evidence, and a case has been filed with the L.A. City Attorney's office. Chris Brown's lawyer is "confident that nothing will come of this" and believes that amidst a handful of more noteworthy charges, that this is absolutely absurd.